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Board of Directors

Westminster Ingleside Foundation Board of Directors

Hans Wyss


Hans Wyss is chair of the Westminster Ingleside Foundation Board. He is ex-officio member of the Ingleside, Ingleside at Rock Creek, Westminster at Lake Ridge, Ingleside at King Farm and Ingleside at Home boards. His career began traveling between Europe and the United States working as an assistant study director for the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan and as a financial analyst at J.R. Geigy AG. Wyss worked for 36 years at the World Bank where he carried out and then oversaw a broad range of economic studies and operational activities while participating in the evolution of operational policies. At the World Bank, he managed numerous regional offices, including in Africa, East Asia and Pacific, Latin America and Caribbean, and Western Europe. For another 15 years Wyss continued his professional career as a consultant to various multilateral financial institutions. He is fluent in German, English and French.


Joe Fleig

JOE FLEIG, Vice Chair

Joe, a Georgetown University graduate and resident of Westminster at Lake Ridge, began working for the Export‐Import Bank of the United States in 1970. As Senior Lending Officer and Financial Analyst he developed in excess of $10 billion in lending to various countries to support United States exports; also negotiated operating framework agreements with a variety of countries, especially the newly independent Eastern European countries in the post‐Soviet era. Since retiring he has served in a number of legal task forces as well as volunteering with the Wolf Trap National Park and the Wolf Trap Opera Company and being the founding President of Reston Runners, a 1000+ member running and walking club, as well as Board Member of the Reston Runners Community Fund.


Tucker Harris


Ruth “Tucker” Harris and her husband Jack moved to Ingleside at Rock Creek in the spring of 2012. Soon after, she was approached to join the Development Committee as its chair. Her experience in fund-raising has all been volunteer. Tucker has chaired the annual canvass of her church, served in several positions raising money for her college, and raised the money to purchase a significant property in her summer community that is now a nature preserve.
Tucker and Jack have three sons and seven grandchildren who live in different parts of the US. The distances between all parts of the family were significant in their decision to move to Ingleside.
Tucker was a dedicated homemaker until her sons left for college. Along the way, she renovated properties in Washington, DC, sold real estate and finally went back to school for a master's degree in social work. She worked in medical, geriatric and family social work until her retirement in 1998. The Harris family spends its summers in a family cottage in Indian River, Michigan.


Lynn O'Conner

LYNN O'CONNOR President & CEO, Ex-Officio
Ingleside, Westminster Ingleside Foundation, Ingleside at Rock Creek, Westminster at Lake Ridge, Ingleside at King Farm & Ingleside at Home Boards

Lynn O'Connor became Ingleside’s President & CEO in 2010, where she leads Ingleside, the parent company; its not-for-profit’s communities & affiliates: Ingleside at Rock Creek, Westminster at Lake Ridge, Ingleside at King Farm; Westminster Ingleside Foundation; Ingleside at Home; and WING, Ingleside’s for-profit real estate development company. Lynn has led aging services organizations since 1980, serving as President & CEO for Frasier (CO); President & CEO, The Washington Home & Community Hospices (VA, MD & DC); Executive Director, Asbury Methodist Village (MD); Superintendent, Buttonwood (NJ); Administrator, Rittenhouse Care Center (PA); and Administrator in Training, Key Circle Hospice (MD). She has a Master in Healthcare Administration from Central Michigan University, a B.S. in Health Care Management from St. Joseph’s University, and Certification in Long Term Care Administration from the University of Maryland. She is a licensed nursing home administrator (LNHA) in MD; former LNHA in PA, NJ, and Washington D.C., and is a Certified Aging Services Professional. O’Connor serves on the Presbyterian Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (PAHSA) Board of Directors; chaired the Maryland Assisted Living Task Force which created MD Assisted Living regulations; served on boards and their committees, e.g., LeadingAge NJ, MD, and CO; American Health Care Association (AHCA); LeadingAge House of Delegates, chairing its Governance Task Force.


Dale Clark


The early part of Bob Bremner’s career was in international finance, beginning at the World Bank and then as a founding partner of an international investment banking firm in Washington DC.  He then founded an investment and consulting partnership in Dayton Ohio that purchased small companies, including a large book store, which was his passion.  The bulk of his for-profit board leadership was for Nuveen Investments, one of the larger firms in a mutual fund industry that experienced rapid growth to become a major factor in managing Americans ‘savings.  He chaired the Mutual Fund board for nine years; led it through the financial crisis of 2008-9; led industry forums and helped negotiate with financial regulators during a troubled time.  

Mr. Bremner has had varied non-profit leadership experience.  Until recently he served as the Chair of the Humanities Council of Washington, the DC Government-sponsored affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.  He serves on the Investment Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington and served as Warden of St. Columba’s Episcopal Church for four years.  He also serves or has served on the boards of two mental health organizations and the financial oversight committees of other organizations.  


Dale Clark

DALE C. CLARK, Chair Emeritus, Ex-Officio

Dale is a graduate of the Amphibious Warfare School, the NATO Defense College, and the Naval War College, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps for 30 years with combat assignments in the Dominican Republic, Vietnam, and Lebanon. He retired with the rank of Colonel in 1986 to serve in the office of the Secretary of Defense as a Director, Senior Management Analyst, and Consultant in Defense Organization and Management, Intelligence, and Counterintelligence. Dale and his wife, Evelyn, have lived at Westminster at Lake Ridge since 2007. The families of their three daughters all reside in Northern Virginia. Dale serves on the Governance and Investment Committees for the Westminster Ingleside Community Boards. At WLR, he has served on the Resident Council and the Dining (Chair) Committee, and currently serves on the Finance Committee. In addition to golf, he loves singing with the WLR Westminstrals Chorus and the JoySong Chorale of Fredericksburg.


Susan Pinckernell Denecke


Susan Pinckernell Denecke was born and raised in the DC area. She graduated from Vanderbilt University, and continued on to Boston University where she earned her M.B.A. with a concentration in Health Care Administration. She later attended Johns Hopkins University where she earned her B.S.N. Susan has worked in various health care settings, both administratively and clinically. Her clinical experience ranged from Cardiology, ICU, Emergency Room, to Post Anesthesia Care Unit. Susan is married to Rick Denecke and they have 2 children, Sydney and Derick. The family is active at National Presbyterian Church. Susan is involved with various real estate management projects in the commercial and residential real estate markets in the area and in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.


Susan Pinckernell Denecke


Mr. Gressman is a native of the Washington, DC area. He received his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Yale College and his Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School, graduating from both with honors. He is a member of the District of Columbia Bar. After a few years in private practice with a securities law firm, Mr. Gressman served the rest of his legal career with Federal Government agencies as an administrative law attorney handling regulatory drafting & clearances, public Freedom of Information Act information requests & Privacy Act matters, and procedural compliance & litigation duties.

Since retiring, Bill Gressman and his wife Barbara have happily lived at Ingleside at King Farm (IKF) where they are both dedicated volunteers. They especially enjoy the water aerobics classes, walking, and other exercise and cultural activities at IKF. Mr. Gressman has participated on a number of IKF resident committees, including chairing the Resident Finance Committee from 2016-2018, serving as a member of the Resident Building & Grounds Committee, and is now chairing the IKF Development Committee. Mr. Gressman enjoys visiting residents and helping with activities in IKF’s Assisted Living, Rehab, and Skilled Nursing neighborhoods, and has participated in an IKF healthcare book club which is studying the ongoing resident-centered culture change movement being implemented.



VANCE JOHNSON, President Westminster at Lake Ridge Resident Association

Vance Johnson is a native of Michigan and has lived and worked in the Washington, D.C. for more than 50 years. Johnson's management consulting expertise includes strategic planning, organizational design, executive competencies, talent recruitment, selection and retention. His experience encompasses for-and not-for-profit sectors, helping organizations clarify and achieve goals, and set strategic direction for the future. Past clients include AT&T, Johnson & Johnson, Westminster-Canterbury of Virginia Beach (CCRC), the Kennedy Institute of Washington, among others. Johnson currently serves on the Westminster at Lake Ridge Finance Committee and sings in the Westminstrals.


Janet Kelly


Janet holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.  After graduation, Janet worked in the Financial Services /Banking industry for over 20 years at First National Bank of Chicago (subsequently merged into JP Morgan Chase).  She served as Vice President in their Washington, DC office from 1990 to 1992 working on Cash Management and Electronic Payments and in their New York office from 1987 to 1989 working on International Trade and Finance.
Her community activities have included:  Association of Corporate Growth, Houston Chapter; Radcliffe Club of Houston; Harvard Business School Club of Houston; Harvard University, Cambridge Massachusetts; United Nations Association, Houston Chapter; Houston Ballet; Houston Grand Opera Guild; Metropolitan Opera National Council New York, NY; Watergate South Inc., Cooperative Apartments, Washington, DC and Sulgrave Club, Washington, DC.

Janet is a resident of Ingleside at Rock Creek in Washington, DC. 


William B King

WILLIAM B. KING, President Ingleside at King Farm Resident Association

Bill King and his wife, Pat, had the distinction of being the first residents to move in to Ingleside at King Farm (IKF) in March, 2009. Since moving to IKF, Bill has been an active member of several IKF and Westminster Ingleside groups, to include the Ingleside Council and the Westminster Ingleside Foundation. Bill is a 1957 graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Building Construction. Following graduation, Bill started a forty year career with Armstrong World Industries where he held executive positions in Marketing, Construction Management, Purchasing and Government Relations. Throughout his career, Bill acquired extensive experience in all types of construction-related activities, to include long-range facilities planning, construction supervision and facilities maintenance. In addition to his formal career, Bill was the Chairman of the Board for the National Institute of Building Sciences. Bill has been an active member of the Potomac Presbyterian Church since 1974, serving as a deacon, elder and building committee Chair.



LUCILLE SMILEY, Vice President Service Board

She is a certified teacher in Business Education and taught English and Literature on the Junior and Senior High School levels. She taught Basic Reference Service at the USDA Graduate School and facilitated RAPID workshops for various departments at Howard University, including workshops offered by the President for faculty and staff; planned and conducted workshops for small business men and women in the Washington Metropolitan area; conducted workshops to train teachers for the National Capital Presbytery’s Annual Teaching Training workshops.

In her spare time Lucille performs a lot of volunteer work. In addition to Ingleside, her volunteer work includes Palliative Care at Providence Hospital and Carroll Manor Nursing Home at Providence Hospital. She is a Stephen Ministry Leader in charge of training new Stephen Ministers at National Presbyterian Church (NPC) and is an elder with NPC.


Rod Thorpe


Rod earned a B.S. degree in Industrial Management in 1959 before being commissioned as an Army Officer that June. While serving, he spent three years on active duty in Washington, DC. After the service, he worked at Rockwell Collins for thirty‐five years in sales and marketing of aircraft electronics and telecommunications, retiring in 1998. Rod has two sons. He has been a resident of Westminster at Lake Ridge since 2013.


Development Committees

Ingleside at Rock Creek
FRANK BEECH (IRC Executive Director)

Westminster at Lake Ridge
BRIAN TENNEY (WLR Executive Director) 

Ingleside at King Farm
MICHELLE KRAUS (IKF Executive Director)


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